Report: Celtic won't hijack Rangers' move to bring Michael O'Halloran to Ibrox

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Celtic are reportedly not planning a move to sign Rangers-linked Michael O'Halloran.

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic aren't planning to hijack Rangers' bid to sign St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran, despite recent links to the Scot.

Celtic made their first signing of the January transfer window last weekend, snapping up Danish international defender Erik Sviatchenko from Midtjylland.

Now though, manager Ronny Deila will be pursuing further additions to his squad, and recent speculation from The Scottish Sun suggested that the Bhoys were hoping to bring St. Johnstone's Michael O'Halloran back to the club.

The 25-year-old forward, who hit ten goals last season, started his career with Celtic before moving on to Bolton Wanderers, and it was suggested that Deila wanted to snap him up this month.

However, the Daily Mail now report that Celtic are currently not planning to make a move to hijack Rangers' bid for O'Halloran during this month's transfer window.

As reported by Sky Sports, Rangers have had two bids rejected for O'Halloran, and are plotting a third bid to finally sign O'Halloran this month.

The Old Firm clubs engaged in a fierce transfer battle over the summer for midfielder Scott Allan, but it seems that the same won't be happening again, giving Rangers a clear path to finally sign their top January transfer target.

Are Celtic right to avoid a bid for O'Halloran?

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